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ORGANIZED SWAPS => ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED => Topic started by: Feast Your Eyes on April 01, 2009 09:25:44 AM



Title: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on April 01, 2009 09:25:44 AM
Swap name: Cheer Up Swap (or No Platitudes Without Irony)
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Feast Your Eyes
Sign-up date range: April 1, 2009-April 16, 2009
Date to send item by: May 18, 2009 Saturday, May 30, 2009

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 25 unless someone wants to co-organize

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Age requirement? 13

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES
- Participant lives in the United States: YES/NO
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
Sometimes life sucks. Everybody has bad days. Some of us have depression or life circumstances have gotten us down. What better way to help us get through it than a swap to cheer up ourselves and our partners? Remember, crafting is cheaper than therapy (and maybe more effective)!

Please make the equivalent of 1 large item, 2 medium items, and 3 small items unless you and your partner agree to something else. Please make the equivalent of 5 points worth of items (large = 3, medium = 2, small = 1) unless you and your partner agree to more. Items can either be of an uplifting theme or anything that will make your partner happier. It will be your responsiblity to post pictures of what you receive.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no)
What has you down (whatever you are comfortable sharing)?
Do you have an online wishlist? What would you like to receive?
Is there anything you would not like to receive?
What crafts do you do?
Do you have any allergies?
Do you have pets?
Do you smoke?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide (https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html) to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

APPROVED SWAPPERS:

1. Feast Your Eyes
2. BrushfireFaeries
3. Thrynity
4. spixie139
5. pinkmichk
6. donkeybeth
7. chilly billy
8. cheeco
9. molliemoo2883
10. PureOath
11. randimae
12. lilylola
13. ariaya
14. yoyowa
15. jca1982
16. edenkitty
17. tonistagg
18. pinupmommy

PARTNERS

randimae <---> pinkmichk
lilylola <---> chilly billy
spixie139 <---> jca1982
cheeco <---> donkeybeth
Pure Oath <---> yoyowa
molliemoo2883 <---> BrushfireFaeries
Feast Your Eyes <---> Thrynity
pinupmommy <---> ariaya
edenkitty <---> tonistagg

Gallery here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=304061.0


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18)
Post by: pinokeeo on April 01, 2009 09:49:31 AM
Whoa!  Big swap.  I don't know about this.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18)
Post by: beccabadger on April 01, 2009 09:50:58 AM
I want to join but a) it's a huge amount of work and I have a lot to do as it is, and b) I don't know what space I'll have. Maybe I'll have space nearer the end of sign ups.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18)
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on April 01, 2009 09:55:46 AM
I just guessed on scope, so if anyone has other suggestions I'm open to discussion. Maybe 2 meds and 2 smalls?Keep in mind crafting time is just over a month.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18)
Post by: pinokeeo on April 01, 2009 10:09:30 AM
I was thinking about what it would cost to ship.  Maybe a large, medium and 2 smalls.  You can usually tuck smalls anywhere.  And when the requirements are big, you can't spoil, which is part of the fun of swapping.

I'll have to see how my time goes.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18)
Post by: SewHelpMe on April 03, 2009 04:56:10 AM
Hmmmm....  I'll admit I suffer from depression and could use some good cheering, but I don't have the energy for 1 large, 2 mediums and 3 smalls.  I like 2 mediums, 2 smalls better.  I'll wait to see what happens before I sign up :)


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on April 03, 2009 05:22:35 AM
I have changed the swap requirements to be more in line with some of the other swaps going on right now. I hope those of you who are thinking about it can fit it in now!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: pinkmichk on April 03, 2009 05:55:34 AM
hmmmm i'm considering this but not sure if my cheer up reason is ok as i dont have depression my thorn in my side that brings me down is my daughters dad my ex


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on April 03, 2009 06:34:21 AM
Depression is not a requirement, anything bringing you down is a good reason to join.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: BrushfireFaeries on April 03, 2009 07:47:43 AM
While if you suffer from any type of depression, this would be a nice swap for you, I think if you have anything bringing you down you could use some cheering up. :) I'm just super stressed from work and family stuff.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: SewHelpMe on April 03, 2009 08:58:27 AM
Sorry if mentioning my being depressed is hindering sign-ups!  I agree this is a happy swap, and who wouldn't like to be touched by a little bit of cheer?

I like the point system much better, and I really want to sign up, but first I have to make sure I can execute what I want to do....   I'm already thinking happy thoughts about what I want to do!

[And she's off to dig through her pile of crafting stuff... oh fun, fun, fun!  I already feel better!]


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: jca1982 on April 03, 2009 04:45:45 PM
hmmmm i'm considering this but not sure if my cheer up reason is ok as i dont have depression my thorn in my side that brings me down is my daughters dad my ex

I suffer from depression...my issue is my daughter's father, my ex. As well.

If you want to chat pm me.

I will sign up next week for this swap now that the requirements have been lowered!

J.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: spixie139 on April 03, 2009 08:18:10 PM
SOOO excited that this is happening!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Thrynity on April 03, 2009 08:55:48 PM
I'm hoping this will be my first swap. It makes me happy to see other people enjoy things I've made for them, so I think this swap would supply some double cheering up that is muchly needed.

(I am also a member of the Single Mom Awesome Club.)


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: monkey_girl on April 04, 2009 10:55:24 PM
I've just had surgery - sounds like the ideal swap for me! I have 3 others on the go at the moment though (although I am posting for one of them on Monday & I should send the other out next week)


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: pinkmichk on April 05, 2009 01:13:40 AM
well i have decided to join this swap who doesnt deserve some cheering up eh? also it makes me smile that a package i send could really make someones day
sending in info now


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: beccabadger on April 05, 2009 01:32:40 AM
I'll probably sign up, although I want to wait until closer to the end of sign ups (if there's still room) as I only have 1 slot free right now and there's a few swaps I'm thinking about!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Molliemoo2883 on April 05, 2009 10:51:04 AM
I'm hoping this will be my first swap. It makes me happy to see other people enjoy things I've made for them, so I think this swap would supply some double cheering up that is muchly needed.

(I am also a member of the Single Mom Awesome Club.)

Single moms are awesome. My mom did it all on her own and shes amazing. Props to to you!!!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: donkeybeth on April 06, 2009 04:54:05 AM
I sent in my info!  I'm so excited! ::)


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: pinkmichk on April 06, 2009 06:06:28 AM
i already have some ideas for what i'm going to make


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: chilly billy on April 06, 2009 07:14:55 AM
Hooray! I've sent my details in - and I am just going to catch the bus for my first ever session of therapy. Filling out the form for this swap has really helped me to prepare!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: BrushfireFaeries on April 06, 2009 11:19:17 AM
I'm excited so many people are signing up! This is going to be a great swap, Feast Your Eyes. Thanks for organizing. :)


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: lilylola on April 06, 2009 01:47:14 PM
I'm so tempted to join this, I haven't done a swap for ages


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Innaura on April 07, 2009 11:55:18 PM
I would really love to do this swap.  I've just begun to come to terms with how down I've been for the past year or so... and while it's awfully freeing to look back at all that and say, "I have and have had depression," there's no quick fix.  But little cheery things still make me happy.  I'm a newbie swapper in my first swap which is ending soon, so if I get feedback while signups here are still going on, and if I can find the energy and drive to join another swap, I would love to do this one.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: fochaux on April 08, 2009 01:04:48 AM
I'd love to participate!  Hopefully one of my other swaps will close out before the signup deadline so i can participate!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Sera unravled on April 08, 2009 04:15:54 PM
This would be a great swap for me to be in.  I always need some cheering up.  But I won't be able to participate because I have no job and no money. 


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Molliemoo2883 on April 08, 2009 05:59:49 PM
This would be a great swap for me to be in.  I always need some cheering up.  But I won't be able to participate because I have no job and no money. 
I feel your pain, I have no job and no money either. But I have an insane amount of craft supplies so I will cheer someone up.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: monkey_girl on April 08, 2009 06:27:02 PM
I have decided I will join this swap soon as I get feedback from one of my other swaps (have 5 on the go at the moment). Although the things that cheer me up tend to be skulls, vampires and zombies....hope there is room for a goth girl!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: donkeybeth on April 08, 2009 09:01:26 PM
Innaura (and everyone else feeling this way), I hope you find the energy and drive to do this swap!  I felt the same way, too (fellow depression-sufferer), but I've been excited about this since I signed up.  It gives me something to look forward to, and it helps to try to cheer up someone else.   ;D

monkey_girl, I like a lot of goth stuff, too!   :)


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: monkey_girl on April 08, 2009 09:18:15 PM
Woohoo let's hope one of my packages is received before the 16 and feedback given so I can join you all!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: BrushfireFaeries on April 08, 2009 10:31:19 PM
Of course! There's always room for a goth girl :) And any girl (or boy) for that matter!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: randimae on April 09, 2009 08:38:36 AM
What constitutes a "large" item? Something time consuming or actually, physically large?


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on April 09, 2009 09:04:38 AM
What constitutes a "large" item? Something time consuming or actually, physically large?

From Leah's Information & tips for swappers:
-Several swaps have size or point requirements listed. Below is a general guideline on sizes/points. Please remember this is a general guideline only, and you must use your own judgment on this. If it takes you three hours to make a simple paper bookmark, you're not going to want to count that as a large item!

By Time
-Big/3 points = 3 or more hours
-Medium/2 points = 2 or more hours
-Little/1 point = 1 or less hours

By Size
-Big/3 points = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium/2 points = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small/1 point = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks, magnets

By Price
-Big/3 points = $30 or more
-Medium/2 points = $10-$30 dollars
-Small/1 point = $10 or less


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: PureOath on April 09, 2009 10:58:09 AM
Signed up.  I know what it's like to feel emotionally smushed flat.  :(

It's happened to me once or twice (or a billion).

Looking forward to seeing what makes people smile!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Thrynity on April 09, 2009 04:16:23 PM
What constitutes a "large" item? Something time consuming or actually, physically large?

I'm sending my 5 year old as my large item, so partner beware! (Hey, I crafted him, I swear.)


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Molliemoo2883 on April 09, 2009 06:06:55 PM
What constitutes a "large" item? Something time consuming or actually, physically large?

I'm sending my 5 year old as my large item, so partner beware! (Hey, I crafted him, I swear.)


Ill take a 5 year old, if you'll take my 8 month old puppy. She almost completely house broken  :)


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: randimae on April 09, 2009 07:02:35 PM
What constitutes a "large" item? Something time consuming or actually, physically large?

I'm sending my 5 year old as my large item, so partner beware! (Hey, I crafted him, I swear.)


Ill take a 5 year old, if you'll take my 8 month old puppy. She almost completely house broken  :)

Dibs on the puppy. Nothing will make me cheer up more ;)


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: monkey_girl on April 09, 2009 10:28:34 PM
Puppy's rock! Although I wish I had a pet bunny more!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: jca1982 on April 10, 2009 06:38:53 AM
I really want to join this swap. I have 4 going on right now...I have sent for one of them and two of them are not very time consuming
Thrynity: I'll trade you...2 almost 3 year old girl for your 5 year old boy! Just kidding! She's a handful right now and being a single mama...some days I want to rip all my hair out!

Monkey_girl: The things that cheer me up are creepy dolls, vintage erotica(pictures and stories) and embroidery floss!! So hopefully there's room for me!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: pinkmichk on April 10, 2009 07:18:03 AM
Randimae: I'll trade you...2 almost 3 year old girl for your 5 year old boy! Just kidding! She's a handful right now and being a single mama...some days I want to rip all my hair out!


*hug* i know that feeling but the good days of my 4 yr old being a angel outweigh the bad

for everyone considering this swap i say join  ;D


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on April 10, 2009 07:49:12 AM
Cure for depression: puppies. Side effects may include constantly wet socks, teeth marks on all of your stuff, and loss of sanity for up to 2 years.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Molliemoo2883 on April 10, 2009 03:12:08 PM
Yeah I do love my puppy and she does make my smile every day. But she chewed up my drop spindle and eats my yarn whenever she can find it. She also has a horrible habit of sneaking into the bathroom to steal and eat cat poop from the litter box...yeah its really gross but shes really cute!


Shes a 9 month old English Cocker Spaniel. Her name is Ruby June.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: jca1982 on April 10, 2009 03:17:12 PM
OMG...your dog is so freakin' cute!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: kayrun on April 10, 2009 04:43:22 PM
What constitutes a "large" item? Something time consuming or actually, physically large?

I'm sending my 5 year old as my large item, so partner beware! (Hey, I crafted him, I swear.)

LOL - - thanks for the laugh of the day!
heeheehee


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: randimae on April 10, 2009 06:05:59 PM
Maaaan I just can't wait for this jazz to start; I've started making a few things already. A bunch of little things that I don't plan on counting toward my "points" but still...


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: snowbird49908 on April 10, 2009 07:07:31 PM
shes so cute just look at those eyes I bet its hard to get mad at that face. Im glad to hear someone elses dog eats cat poo besides mine. My dog is nearl 100 pounds so he can pack away alot of cat poo. EWWWW!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: bronzfrog on April 10, 2009 07:57:34 PM
Those dogs are taking recycling a little too far.   ;D


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: spixie139 on April 10, 2009 10:59:01 PM
What constitutes a "large" item? Something time consuming or actually, physically large?

I'm sending my 5 year old as my large item, so partner beware! (Hey, I crafted him, I swear.)



I call the kid!!!!!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Thrynity on April 11, 2009 05:39:27 AM
Just to warn you, he says things like "You can't hide the eggs, Mommy. I won't get any eggs. I'll get ZERO eggs." me-"Why?" "Because I'm a good hider... and you're NOT."


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Cheeco on April 11, 2009 05:56:14 AM
Awww, molliemoo, she is adorable! Puppies are definitely a handful... and they don't seem to grow that out, at least at my house they don't =P


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Molliemoo2883 on April 11, 2009 09:49:49 AM
She eats EVERYTHING. Yesterday she tried to eat a piece of glass. Once she jumped onto the dinning room table and grabbed and consumed a pin cushion luckily  she somehow didnt ingest a single pin but it coast a lot of $ to figure that out. But then she looks at you and all you can say is, " Oh Ruby, you are such a mess"

Thrynity- I use to say that kinda of stuff to my mom also. I has issues with Easter egg hunts.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: yoyowa on April 12, 2009 06:18:18 AM
oooooooo. I've wanted to join a swap but nothing was catching my eye. This sounds like something differant and I need a pick me up. Filling out info now


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: crafts4others on April 12, 2009 08:58:54 AM
This would be a great swap for me to be in.  I always need some cheering up.  But I won't be able to participate because I have no job and no money. 

I sent you a pm!  ;D


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: ariaya on April 12, 2009 09:52:00 AM
well things have been nuts at work and it's spilling out.  I really could use some cheering up .. and crafting is just the thing for that!  I'm all signed up!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 13, 2009 09:29:44 AM
I have been unable to pay my mortgage last month, my checking account is a rubber room....everything bounces when it goes there....I can't afford gas for my car, and want to cry every day because of it all...I think I need some cheering  :-\  Whatd'ya think?  Will likely be able to scrape up enough cash to send out come May...I think I will be in here  ;D


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on April 13, 2009 11:04:30 AM
Definitely! The sign up deadline is just a few days away!

In addition to all the crappiness in my life (chronic depression, loss of car, loss of job, PCOS diagnosis and having to move back in with Mom) I also have had 3 swap packages go missing (presumably stolen from in front of my door). That has me really bummed, not  just for myself but for the people who crafted for me whose work won't get to be properly appreciated.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: randimae on April 13, 2009 01:13:51 PM
Definitely! The sign up deadline is just a few days away!

In addition to all the crappiness in my life (chronic depression, loss of car, loss of job, PCOS diagnosis and having to move back in with Mom) I also have had 3 swap packages go missing (presumably stolen from in front of my door). That has me really bummed, not  just for myself but for the people who crafted for me whose work won't get to be properly appreciated.

PCOS is the pits, but it beats the alternative right?


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: jca1982 on April 13, 2009 05:00:15 PM
Just sent in my info!

Yay, I am excited.

J.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: monkey_girl on April 15, 2009 01:24:01 AM
Curses! I don't think I will have feedback in time to join:( Boo Hoo!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: jca1982 on April 15, 2009 06:21:15 PM
Yay. I was approved.

I am excited about this swap.

I can't wait for partners!

J.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on April 15, 2009 07:31:02 PM
Curses! I don't think I will have feedback in time to join:( Boo Hoo!

Fingers crossed!

Hope everyone (here in the US) got their taxes done on time! I did mine months ago, you know, since I wanted the refund.  ;D

I'm looking forward to assigning partners and getting started! I retrieved a bunch of craft supplies from my apartment today.

So, who wants to start a "Cheer Up" playlist? I had one at one point on my old computer, and I'm sure I'll think of more songs soon, but right now I can think of "What I Got" by Sublime.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: ariaya on April 16, 2009 12:49:01 AM
ohh .. after the day I had I could use a Cheer Up Playlist.  Personally I listen to fun Jazz like Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to cheer me up.  I just have to bop my head to the music.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: donkeybeth on April 16, 2009 12:57:29 AM
I'm so excited about partners!   ;D

It's hard to be too upset when "Eye of the Tiger" is on the radio! 


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Thrynity on April 16, 2009 04:55:19 AM
"Troublemaker" by Weezer always helps to get me out of a funk. Cake's version of "I Will Survive" isn't so shabby, either. Helped me survive a few break-ups in high school. ;D

I can't wait to get my first (very first ever) partner so I can get IDEAS.

Edited to add: "Blister in the Sun" by Violent Femmes


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: jca1982 on April 16, 2009 05:55:46 AM
Some of my fave songs when i'm in a sad or foul mood...

PJ Harvey: Who the f$%*
Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators: Feeling Free

It's early and that's all I can think of right now...more to come later!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: pinkmichk on April 16, 2009 12:03:16 PM
i am excited to get partner my cheer up song would be hey ya by outcast


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: spixie139 on April 16, 2009 04:31:25 PM
Yay for FIRST EVER partners! SOOO excited!

Pick Yer Nose by Ani Difranco and Walking on Sunshine by The Pretenders.
 ;D


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on April 17, 2009 08:55:10 AM
Partners have been sent, so if you didn't receive your partner's questionnaire, please let me know ASAP.

Also, just a heads-up, my internet access may become sporadic temporarily, so don't panic if it takes me a day or 2 to reply.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: pinkmichk on April 17, 2009 09:18:07 AM
yay partners have ordered some supplies just now going out tomorrow for others. i have been away this week and come back to a poorly laptop so using my phone as and when i can


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: tonistagg on April 17, 2009 10:18:03 AM
Now - to try to figure out the perfect items for my partner. 

A favorite cheer-up song for me is Gloria Gaynor's "I will survive."  Not because I like it so much but because my African Grey parrot just loves it and sings and dances whenever he hears it.  I just crack up every time I play it for him. 


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: IchigoHeaven on April 17, 2009 02:30:06 PM
This is going to be so fun!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: jca1982 on April 18, 2009 06:21:39 AM
I started messaging with my partner last night.

I am off to go shopping today and planning on spending the day crafting tomorrow. I am super excited!!!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: jca1982 on April 19, 2009 06:01:32 AM
I started last night on one item. It's going to take a while it has to dry and then I have to paint it again...it will probably take a few coats and I get easily distracted so I started working on something else last night while it was drying and never put the second coat on.

I got most of my supplies yesterday, so I can do some serious crafting the next few days when we have crummy weather.

Hope everyone is well!

J.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: ariaya on April 19, 2009 10:23:06 AM
Well I think I know what I'm going to make .. I need to get some supplies and start working on it :)


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Molliemoo2883 on April 19, 2009 04:00:13 PM
I am so excited. I already got something for my partner before I knew her and now I know shes going to like it. (Huge sigh of relief) And no, I'm not sending her my puppy.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: randimae on April 19, 2009 06:30:21 PM
To my partner:
You know how I said I hate winter? And that it'll never ever stop? Well it was 75 degrees here this weekend! Yay! I was so excited!
...
until I saw that we have a winter storm warning, and we are pegged to get 15" of snow tonight. I may cry. I literally may cry.



And "Land Down Under" by Men at Work always makes me happy.  Or "Playground" by SiA


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: pinkmichk on April 20, 2009 03:00:21 AM
just checking in i have supplies on order and one part started already
i have computer trouble so am in the library at the moment so if it takes me a while to reply thats why


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Thrynity on April 20, 2009 05:00:22 AM
I have some of my supplies but need more ... MORE.

In the mean time, here's a very odd website I found in searching for swap-related ideas.
Cheer me up! (http://www.zyra.org.uk/cheerme.htm) The parts I saw were safe for work, but it hurt my brainnnn. (You'll definitely want to check out the photography ... *snort*)


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: yoyowa on April 20, 2009 03:35:20 PM
checking in -

me and my partner are oming to get more info. I'm going to start hopefully this thursday! :)


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: donkeybeth on April 20, 2009 05:41:01 PM
My partner and I have been PMing.  I got some good ideas (I hope)!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: pinkmichk on April 22, 2009 01:14:52 PM
some of my supplies came today i'm rather excited about working with them
this swap is gonna be fab i got a bit bummed out today cos of my ex again even not talking to him i still get wound up and fed up of it


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on April 22, 2009 01:34:07 PM
I got supplies yesterday, too. I had to adjust my original vision based on what was available, but I still think it will be cute - maybe even cuter than the first idea.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Molliemoo2883 on April 23, 2009 05:19:14 PM
Hello everyone,

I got a few things for the swap today. I'm attempting to do this whole swap using what craft supplies I own and thats alot, so hopefully that works out but I bought a few extra goodies also. I'm house sitting for a friend right now so I wont be able to really start crafting till Monday but I am going to atleast start one thing. I think just being part of this swap makes me more cheerful  :)


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: tonistagg on April 24, 2009 10:43:03 AM
hello all,

I'm eager to start crafting for my partner, but need to come up with more ideas! Runs to her partners wists to look it over just one more time..............


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: yoyowa on April 24, 2009 11:29:19 AM
started a small item, and will be done tonight. Have ideas brewing, but not 100% sure what I'm going to end up with...


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Cheeco on April 24, 2009 01:01:26 PM
Here I am! Just checking in... I've started on a few things... going to do a lot of crafting this weekend =)


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: randimae on April 24, 2009 03:06:20 PM
Ugh, I am so jealous that everyone gets to get started :( I'm all wrapped up in final exams yet.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: jca1982 on April 25, 2009 01:37:22 PM
I have all my ideas...just need to execute them.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Thrynity on April 25, 2009 02:14:56 PM
I've finally settled on my final ideas and have a ton of the supplies. This is my first swap, and I never thought it'd be so hard to CHOOSE what to make! All I'm lacking now is some little bits and pieces...


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: lilylola on April 28, 2009 03:30:32 AM
I think I know what I'm doing for my big and the medium, haven't actually started on them yet but for me it's always the planning that takes the longest time. Still not sure what I'm going to do for the smalls. Back to haunting wists.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: pinkmichk on April 28, 2009 03:34:21 AM
i'm going to try something i've never tried before for this swap and am back into crafting now my wrist is better after i sprained it last week


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on April 29, 2009 09:33:25 AM
OK, my life is going to be crazy in May, with moving, a yard sale, mother's day, a mini marathon, and possibly jury duty. I'm thinking of extending the send-by date (probably to the end of the month). What do you all think about that? Of course there'd be no penalty for sending early, and I can give feedback as soon as you're finished.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: tonistagg on April 29, 2009 09:37:56 AM
Extended time would be great for me.  I'm thinking about making some things I've never made before - so I might need some trial runs first!   :o


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: spixie139 on April 29, 2009 09:43:47 AM
I got no beef with that!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: ariaya on April 29, 2009 12:26:08 PM
I'm totally cool with extending the time a little ... my job search is taking over my life =/


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: jca1982 on April 29, 2009 05:03:16 PM
I would love if the date was extended!

 ;D


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: pinkmichk on April 30, 2009 02:17:18 AM
personally i dont need the ammended send outs the way its looking will be sent early (even on the old send out date)
i picked up 3 ___________ yesterday for my partner and this morning am awaiting some seriously cool _________ __________ _________ to make a _______________ for my partner


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: donkeybeth on April 30, 2009 12:17:26 PM
I'm good with the send out date being extended, too.  More time to order supplies!   :)


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Thrynity on April 30, 2009 12:28:57 PM
Fine with me. :)


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Cheeco on April 30, 2009 01:44:49 PM
It doesn't matter with me... although it would be nice, so go ahead and extend =D


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on April 30, 2009 01:47:40 PM
OK, let's say sendouts due by Saturday, May 30.

My large item is coming along. It's looking ok but is kind of a struggle construction-wise. I'm taking a few days off from it, since I'm going out of town.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: jca1982 on April 30, 2009 03:46:06 PM
I bought something today to make something for my partner. It all has pink in it...so I think you'll love it!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: spixie139 on April 30, 2009 05:13:38 PM
GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

SOO excited!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: ariaya on April 30, 2009 06:56:10 PM
OK, let's say sendouts due by Saturday, May 30.

Cool, thanks!  That'll give me time to do what I wanted rather than have to find something else :)


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Thrynity on May 01, 2009 06:25:55 AM
OK, let's say sendouts due by Saturday, May 30.

My large item is coming along. It's looking ok but is kind of a struggle construction-wise. I'm taking a few days off from it, since I'm going out of town.

There's ... construction involved? Aieeeeee. I'm going out of town this weekend, too, so no crafting for me. Although I will say I managed to get a ton of IKEA fabric last weekend in the As-Is section - 2 big bags for 3 bucks! Could be for your items ... could be for me ...  ;D


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: pinkmichk on May 01, 2009 07:06:24 AM
i think i'm going to have to rethink on one item cos my supply came and its a bit different to what i was hoping for


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: tonistagg on May 02, 2009 07:17:56 PM
Well, I had a cheerful day!  I spent a good deal of the morning at Jo Ann's fabrics and found several things I was looking for.  Then, of course, this late afternoon I had to run to Hobby Lobby to see if they had an item that Jo Ann's didn't.  Two hours and almost a hundred dollars later I found my way out of there!  For some reason that happens to me all the time.  :o

I have this idea from my partner's wists.  I'm a little intimidated by it, but think I'm going to give it a try.  But in the mean time, I keep coming up with other ideas that I think she would like.  Looks like I'd better get to crafting!



Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: yoyowa on May 03, 2009 06:09:56 AM
So I went to the Dollar Tree and took a look around because sometimes it inspires or gives me an idea. Money is tight this week so I didn't dare go to a craft store yet because I knew I'd go crazy and spend to much......I spent $50 at the dollar store...I have a problem...


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: randimae on May 03, 2009 07:15:31 PM
pinkmichk you tease :)

I am glad for the delayed send outs; I like more time!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on May 04, 2009 07:08:08 AM
There's ... construction involved?

Well... in the assembly sense of the word, not in the architecture sense of the word.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: edenkitty on May 04, 2009 09:45:32 AM
Hey all, I am alive, if not well.

I have a case of Viral Meningitis, which means I'm laid up and am unable to do anything. this could sound like  a vacation to all us go go goers but it's really the worst thing ever. I can't craft, I can't even sleep in the same bed as my husband, I can barely even get myself to the bathroom.

It just all around sucks. I just figured I'd let you know that I hadn't fallen off the face of the earth, and that I am still here... just all kinds of painful.




Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on May 04, 2009 10:18:15 AM
Hey all, I am alive, if not well.

I have a case of Viral Meningitis, which means I'm laid up and am unable to do anything. this could sound like  a vacation to all us go go goers but it's really the worst thing ever. I can't craft, I can't even sleep in the same bed as my husband, I can barely even get myself to the bathroom.

It just all around sucks. I just figured I'd let you know that I hadn't fallen off the face of the earth, and that I am still here... just all kinds of painful.




Yuk! That really sucks. Hope you feel better soon!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: tonistagg on May 04, 2009 10:20:56 AM
Oh edenkitty, so sorry to hear that you are sick.  Just take care of yourself.  I hope you will be feeling better soon.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: jca1982 on May 04, 2009 04:37:42 PM
Total bummer about being sick and not even being able to sleep in the same bed as your hubby.

I hope you get better soon!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/18) with amended requirements
Post by: Thrynity on May 04, 2009 05:29:31 PM
There's ... construction involved?

Well... in the assembly sense of the word, not in the architecture sense of the word.

I've been watching too much Fraggle Rock (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=262kfAoZmog) lately.

(((edenkitty))) I have some sort of stupid cold, but that's nothing compared to meningitis.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on May 04, 2009 06:56:51 PM
There's no such thing as too much Fraggle Rock!

I was at a craft show recently and some H.S. kids were singing "Comedy Tonight." I was like "That's the song from the Muppet Show!" and no one knew what I was talking about. So sad... The world needs more muppets.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: donkeybeth on May 05, 2009 02:58:57 AM
I hope you feel better, edenkitty!  I was sick last week (though not as bad  :() and couldn't do much, so I totally sympathize!  Not being able to craft is the worst!   :(   

The world does need more Muppets!    :D


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: lilylola on May 05, 2009 11:01:22 PM
 :o  Hope you feel better very soon Edenkitty and you've got plenty of people looking after you.

I'm still going and grateful for the delayed send out, everything's still kind of half done.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: IchigoHeaven on May 07, 2009 12:59:29 AM
My partners package will be picked up tomarrow! yay!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: chilly billy on May 07, 2009 05:23:59 AM
Just checking in... I don't have internet at home these days due to cash issues so I don't get the opportunity to come on craftster much any more! :(

I'm glad of the extra send out time, too, because my local haberdashery has run out of something I need, grr. Other than that all is going well.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on May 07, 2009 02:00:27 PM
One member has sent, so there is a gallery now:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=304061.0

No pressure, though!  ;)


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: yoyowa on May 08, 2009 11:28:32 AM
Im behind. I have somethings done but I'm always a last minute crafter. Internet acess is iffy right now so I may no be on for a little bit


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: Molliemoo2883 on May 08, 2009 05:19:15 PM
I'm behind also. But I know what I am doing and I started so its alright


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: pinkmichk on May 12, 2009 06:27:52 AM
i've one more item to finish tonight then providing my money is in tomorrow i shall be posting out


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: Cheeco on May 12, 2009 01:41:28 PM
Just checking in... been working on my items only a little at a time since I'm super busy with schoolwork... ugh... anyone want to do my pointalism for me? =P


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: pinkmichk on May 13, 2009 06:48:15 AM
i've sent ;D


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: yoyowa on May 13, 2009 11:29:33 AM
I've started an item, which randomly popped into my head and I LOVE how its turning out. In fact I may start making similiar ones to sell in my shop  ;)


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: jca1982 on May 15, 2009 05:39:02 AM
I finished up one medium sized item the other day...I started out with something totally different in mind but I am soooo happy with what it ended up being. It's supposed to be rainy this afternoon, I am looking forward to get some more crafting done.

Quick question: My partner lives in my same town...is it against Craftster rules to meet somewhere to exchange packages? For me it seems kind of silly to send to each other when it would be much quicker to just meet some place.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: spixie139 on May 15, 2009 10:41:36 AM
For me it seems kind of silly to send to each other when it would be much quicker to just meet some place.

Totally agree.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on May 15, 2009 10:50:51 AM
Quick question: My partner lives in my same town...is it against Craftster rules to meet somewhere to exchange packages? For me it seems kind of silly to send to each other when it would be much quicker to just meet some place.

I didn't mean to do that (not consciously) but I think it would be super sweet to meet a swap partner in person. You could even take pics at your get-together and post in the gallery. I won't give you a negative if you don't, though (not everybody wants their pic on the interwebs).


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: spixie139 on May 15, 2009 11:01:17 AM
You could even take pics at your get-together and post in the gallery.


AWWWWW!!!!! Cute little swap buddy pictures!!! Totally want some just for me even if you don't wanna have them on the web, Jen!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: jca1982 on May 15, 2009 02:58:41 PM
Yay! Cool, this makes me even more excited about this swap.

I am totally cool with pics being on the web!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: yoyowa on May 17, 2009 06:24:34 AM
So....I'm very proud of myself. I had to do some painting, which I'm not very good at. However the "faux" (for lack of a better word) finish is amazing for me.....very very happy with it.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: pinkmichk on May 18, 2009 01:10:26 AM
my partner should recieve in the next couple of days and i have some serious swap anxiety going on


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on May 18, 2009 06:48:16 AM
I am 99.5% done with my large item. I am so happy I decided to make it a different way. The original instructions had some inherent flaws that were beyond frustrating. I don't know how anyone other than a very advanced ___________ could have success with them. But now that I have it all figured out, I can make more of these items very quickly and easily. Which is good, because I want one for myself! Now to figure out what else to make...


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: chilly billy on May 18, 2009 07:14:49 AM
I've completed 2 little things, nearly finished a large one, and got a medium all planned out to start on tonight. :) I've also got a few shopbought extra cheereruppers that I'm very pleased with.

It cheers me up just thinking about the things I've made and am going to send to my partner, and I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else has made! This is a great idea for a swap.  :D


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: Thrynity on May 18, 2009 06:24:44 PM
I'm done with some little things, working on some bigger things ... I dabble, I totally have crafting ADD. It's been so much fun trying to make new things and really liking how they turned out. I can't wait to finish up and send out!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: donkeybeth on May 19, 2009 01:13:44 PM
Just checking in!  I'm still working on my items because I got sick again!  :(


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: ariaya on May 19, 2009 04:16:57 PM
just one more item to go!  And I got my great package yesterday!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: randimae on May 21, 2009 10:45:07 AM
After changing my mind 400 times about what I was going to make, I have 4 things made :) only a couple more!!!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: pinkmichk on May 22, 2009 11:26:44 AM
just checking in


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: yoyowa on May 22, 2009 11:29:47 AM
Packagew is waiting for me to make it to PO to send :)


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: jca1982 on May 22, 2009 01:36:59 PM
My partner and I have made plans to meet next week one day and exchange packages! I am so excited. I have some serious baby daddy stuff going on right now and could really use some sort of cheering up!

 ;D


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: pinkmichk on May 22, 2009 01:50:13 PM
how cool that you're meeting up and pm me anytime if you fancy a chat i know how that feels *hug*


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: Cheeco on May 22, 2009 02:16:43 PM
Just checking in =)


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: edenkitty on May 26, 2009 03:48:55 PM
all done! YAY!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: Molliemoo2883 on May 26, 2009 10:07:36 PM
Excited. One of my things fell apart today but I am fixing it tomorrow. No worries!!!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on May 27, 2009 06:00:25 AM
Working on a _________ __________ for my partner right now. I actually am holding the sewing needle in my mouth while I type. I'm really happy with it, it's turning out just like I envisioned.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: ariaya on May 27, 2009 10:28:59 AM
Shipped!!  Now to see if my partner likes it!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: PureOath on May 27, 2009 11:34:36 PM
OMG, I received my package today, and squealed with JOY.

Putting finishing touches on mine, and will be ready to ship Friday.  I really hope she likes it!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: jca1982 on May 28, 2009 12:37:45 PM
Sophie and I will be meeting on Sunday to exchange packages!

Just thought i'd let you know!

This swap has been fun and I know I am seriously looking forward to some cheering up!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: BrushfireFaeries on May 28, 2009 08:08:51 PM
Crafting for this swap cheered me up - and I haven't even received yet! :) I hope my partner likes everything ... I'm going to send out tomorrow, I think.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on May 29, 2009 05:51:12 AM
Sophie and I will be meeting on Sunday to exchange packages!

Just thought i'd let you know!

This swap has been fun and I know I am seriously looking forward to some cheering up!

I really envy you the opportunity to see your swap partner's reactions to what you made first hand, and to express your gratitude for what they made in person, too. I think it will be a rich experience for both of you!

I will probably be sending out on Monday. It's going to be a busy weekend.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: chilly billy on May 29, 2009 01:52:39 PM
Posting tomorrow and most excited!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: Thrynity on May 30, 2009 10:47:25 AM
I sent this morning to our lovely organizer and I'm so happy with how everything turned out. I really enjoyed making everything and I hope she likes it. This is my first swap and I couldn't wait to make a little teaser image, so here it is!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on May 30, 2009 11:32:54 AM
Yay! I'm getting mosaic tiles!!! J/K, I have no idea what that stuff could be... The bottom center maybe looks like the top of someone's head. That's about all I can guess at.

Wait a sec, am I still getting your 5-year-old?


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: Thrynity on May 30, 2009 12:01:31 PM
No 5-yr-old for you! I don't know what his problem is, he wouldn't climb into the box! :P So ... that's not the top of *his* head, but I guarantee you'll find the head quite familiar...


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: donkeybeth on May 30, 2009 02:24:13 PM
I set out my first swap package today!  I'm excited!   :D


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: Molliemoo2883 on May 30, 2009 03:01:53 PM
I missed the F*&^%$# post office! It closed at 5, I thought it closed at 6, I got there at 5:15. Poop on me.

I guess I will be sending out first thing Monday morning.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: PureOath on May 30, 2009 04:55:20 PM
I missed the F*&^%$# post office! It closed at 5, I thought it closed at 6, I got there at 5:15. Poop on me.

I guess I will be sending out first thing Monday morning.

I thought they opened at 8 am here, but don't open til 10 am and closed at Noon.  Since I had to work, it will be shippinated first thing Monday morning.  I stayed up all last night finishinating things I procrastinated on.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: donkeybeth on May 30, 2009 09:38:56 PM
I just received my package today!  I'm soooo happy with it!  I can't wait to post pics!  My husband "put away" the camera charger, so I have to find it, wherever it is hiding!    :D


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: Molliemoo2883 on May 30, 2009 10:15:23 PM
I missed the F*&^%$# post office! It closed at 5, I thought it closed at 6, I got there at 5:15. Poop on me.

I guess I will be sending out first thing Monday morning.

I thought they opened at 8 am here, but don't open til 10 am and closed at Noon.  Since I had to work, it will be shippinated first thing Monday morning.  I stayed up all last night finishinating things I procrastinated on.

..yeah, thats pretty much my story


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: jca1982 on May 31, 2009 07:40:41 AM
There is a store by my house that is a small po branch. I went there a few weeks ago to mail a package to a swap partner in England. They didn't send stuff international. I was so upset, what kind of po branch doesn't ship international??????


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: Cheeco on May 31, 2009 11:26:44 AM
I just received my package today!  I'm soooo happy with it!  I can't wait to post pics!  My husband "put away" the camera charger, so I have to find it, wherever it is hiding!    :D

Rockin' =D If you can't find it, I took pictures before I sent it, so if you need me to put up pictures, don't hesitate to ask =)


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on May 31, 2009 02:26:55 PM
Hey everybody. Don't worry if you have to send out on Monday. I spaced the send-out date and spent Saturday working on the studio when I should have been packing Thrynity's package to send and getting it to the P.O.

Don't forget to PM me when you send, and please include the DC# if you are shipping within the US. Also please PM me when you receive. I want to be sure I don't miss anyone!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: jca1982 on June 01, 2009 12:08:27 PM
Sophie and I met today. Both of us will be posting pictures later.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on June 01, 2009 02:19:24 PM
No 5-yr-old for you! I don't know what his problem is, he wouldn't climb into the box! :P So ... that's not the top of *his* head, but I guarantee you'll find the head quite familiar...

Rats. I was going to start my own sweat shop. I really liked everything I got, though! Will post pics soon as I can convince mom to download the pics from her camera.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on June 01, 2009 02:23:10 PM
These people please PM me with your status as soon as possible:
randimae
lilylola




Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: Molliemoo2883 on June 04, 2009 12:56:59 PM
I just got my package!!! Is there a gallery yet? And I lost my DC for my parner. this is just my week.


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: jca1982 on June 04, 2009 01:23:22 PM
Yea, there is a gallery. I think the link might be on the first page...


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: Thrynity on June 04, 2009 04:03:54 PM
My package from Feast Your Eyes came yesterday, but I was only able to grab it from the apartment office today. Everything is so awesome, I'll try to take action pics in a bit!


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: pinkmichk on June 09, 2009 08:26:08 AM
just thought i would check in i've tried looking for more pics of what i sent my partner but i cant i must of deleted them so i really hope my partner will be able to share some


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on June 10, 2009 09:50:38 AM
I have posted feedback for those listed below. Please PM me if you have sent, received, and posted pics in the gallery but not yet received feedback.

pinupmommy
spixie139
jca1982
donkeybeth
PureOath
Molliemoo2883
BrushfireFaeries
Feast Your Eyes
Thrynity
ariaya
tonistagg


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: pinkmichk on June 15, 2009 02:32:49 AM
i have just recieved a cool package just uploading pics now


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on June 15, 2009 07:34:28 AM
It appears that we have a flaker, so I thought I'd offer swap participants a chance to angel first. Please PM me if you interested in angeling. Thanks!

These people now should have feedback:
pinkmichk
lilylola
cheeco
Yoyowa
chilly billy

Still waiting on confirmation that you have received and posted pics in the gallery for these people:
randimae
BrushfireFaeries
Edenkitty


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: pinkmichk on June 24, 2009 02:14:41 AM
just to let you know chillybillys angel package will be sent either tomorrow or friday


Title: Re: Cheer Up Swap (Signups 4/1-4/16, Sendouts 5/30)
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on June 26, 2009 12:46:17 PM
Thanks!